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SPAR returns from Arctic Sheild 2014
In the era of diminishing Arctic sea ice, the U.S. Coast Guard continually strives to build awareness, modernize governance and broaden partnerships. On the forefront of these missions is the crew of Coast Guard Cutter SPAR, who returned recently from a 38-day deployment in support of Operation Arctic Shield 2014. Given SPAR's robust seagoing, multi-mission capabilities, and familiarity with the Western Alaska are...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak’s homeschool, correspondence offerings expand
The Kodiak Island Borough School District’s homeschool and correspondence offerings are expanding this year to be available throughout the state. “The program isn’t new, we’ve had homeschool offered through the district in the past, but this year, we are now statewide,” said Lisa Cavan, the district’s homeschool coordinator for kindergarten through eighth grade. A grant from the State of Alaska funded AK Teach, th...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man sentenced for March drug bust
A Kodiak man who was originally charged with a Class A felony for having $34,000 worth of heroin was sentenced to two years in jail on a plea deal late last month. The Kodiak Police Department notified the Alaska State Troopers that Casey Eads, 39, was bringing heroin to Kodiak on an Era Aviation flight on March 8. The police heard about it from an anonymous phone call, according to the charging documents. While T...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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School gets new website
The Kodiak Island Borough School District has a new website, with a new look and back-end changes that promise additional features especially for teachers and staff. “From the front perspective, it looks the same, the layout is pretty much kept the same, we tried not to change it up too much so that parents wouldn’t have a difficult time finding things in the places that they normally found them before,” said Dest...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stutes feeling “fabulous” after Republican primary win
On Tuesday, Louise Stutes won the Republican primary for House District 32 representative. “I’m feeling fabulous,” Stutes said. “This community really got out and got behind me, and I’m certainly grateful for the people who came out and voted and supported me.” However, waiting for results and the last few days leading up to the election was a bit nerve-wracking for her. “You do everything you can do, and then you...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rural schools enrollment up
As students return to classes today, four of the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s rural schools have higher enrollment than last year. The increase at Akhiok School justified adding a third teacher to instruct the 21 students. “We knew at the end of the school year in May and we started looking for a new teacher,” rural schools secretary Amber Schmidt said. “That hasn’t happened in quite a few years.” Teach...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voter turnout close to average
On Tuesday, election workers at the Teen Center and the Bay View Fire Department had different opinions about Kodiak voter turnout. “We’re really having a wonderful turnout,” said election worker Esther Waddell at the Teen Center. “My guess is the end result will be better than normal.” Mike Marion, a worker at the Bay View location, said it was rather low. “I thought there’d be more,” Marion said. “At the beginni...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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KACO names King Salmon Derby winner
The Kodiak Association of Charter Operators has named the winner of their annual King Salmon Derby at an awards banquet on Monday. Kevin Cawley of Kodiak won the contest with a king that weighed 49.5 pounds and was 44 inches long. Second place went to Palomita Castillo of Kodiak with a 47.4-pound king that was 41.5 inches long. Jeanie Miller of Washington took third with a 47.1-pound king that was 42 inches long. ...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stutes wins District 32 nod
Louise Stutes won the House District 32 primary over Carol Austerman and Richard Walker to go up against Democrat Jerry McCune at the general election on November 4, according to the unofficial results. Stutes had 796 votes and 44.64 percent, while Walker had 507 votes or 28.44 percent. Austerman had 480 votes or 26.92 percent. McCune, the sole Democrat candidate on the primary ticket for House District 32, had 79...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man allegedly assaults Tusty captain
An Anchorage man was arrested when the ferry Tustumena arrived in Kodiak Friday after he allegedly assaulted the vessel’s captain while en route from Ouzinkie. Tustumena crew members notified Alaska State Troopers at about 10:15 a.m. that they had detained 57-year-old passenger Thomas Scofic, according to a trooper report. An investigation indicated Scofic was intoxicated and had caused a disturbance during which ...
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